CAMBAC are pleased to announce that Cambridge Community Safety Partnership have allocated additional funding to extend the Taxi Marshal Pilot following its success at the St Andrews Street rank in December. The pilot was extended to cover selected weekends in January, February and March and will operate every weekend in June, July and August. The team of marshals from Hyline Security have a Cambac radio linked to the Police and CCTV, as well as a headcam to film any incidents.
Chief Inspector Vicky Skeels of Cambridgeshire Constabulary said:
“The level of public order offending in the city centre did not peak during December as is often anticipated and I am sure that the positive and proactive work of the Taxi Marshals, also supported by other initiatives, such as increased police patrols and the emergency medical and care facility contributed to this.
The continued management of the taxi queues through this scheme will help to ensure that people are getting to their next destination safely.”
Tony Harold, General Manager, Hyline Security said: As a company we are very pleased with how the public have responded to this initiative, helping to enhance Cambridge as a safe city to visit. Over 10,000 people have already benefited from this scheme, which has enjoyed the full support of the local taxi companies and local authorities.